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Organic Pollutants: An Ecotoxilogical Perspective
     

Organic Pollutants: An Ecotoxilogical Perspective

by C. H. Walker, Walker Walker
 
A companion to he much praised Principles of Ecotoxicology the book covers organic pollutants in greater depth and detail than has been covered in a textbook before. The first part of the book covers issues such as chemical warfare; metabolism of pollutants in animals and plants; environmental fate; and effects within ecosystems. This is followed up with discussion

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A companion to he much praised Principles of Ecotoxicology the book covers organic pollutants in greater depth and detail than has been covered in a textbook before. The first part of the book covers issues such as chemical warfare; metabolism of pollutants in animals and plants; environmental fate; and effects within ecosystems. This is followed up with discussion of particular pollutants such as organochloride insecticides, PCBs, dioxins, organometallic compounds. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and anticoagulant rodenticides amongst others. The book concludes with coverage of ecotoxicity testing, biomarkers and bioassays, and future prospects for improved assessment of the dangers these compounds pose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748409617
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/26/2001
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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